About the Program

The Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities is a rigorous, interdisciplinary program for students seeking honors. The major combines

  • an introductory core — a concentrated study of texts central to the European and American philosophical, religious, and literary traditions and
  • an area of concentration — an advanced sequence of courses and research tailored to the special interests of each student in the program.

For students pursuing concentrations in American intellectual history, in the European avant-garde in the twentieth century, or in Renaissance political thought (to take three among many possible examples), the introductory core will provide a crucial foundation for advanced interdisciplinary work; the core will also provide a useful background for students undertaking comparative concentrations — for example, in Buddhist, Christian, and Muslim mystical literature, or in the influence of Russian fiction in East Asia.

Watch the 2019 Humanities Lecture Series Online

William Wallace's "Three Lives of Michelangelo: Entrepreneur, Aristocrat, Octogenarian"

A Statement on the Role of Humanities Research and Education in Times of Crisis

A Statement on the Role of Humanities Research and Education in Times of Crisis

Ready for a degree in the humanities?

Major in IPH. Minor in Text and Traditions.

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